Female genetics shine through for supreme Angus in Melbourne

NSW stud pips Victorian Angus breeder for supreme exhibit

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Angus spoils shared between two states.

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ANGUS

Supreme exhibit: KO Dream N43, KO Angus, Kangaloon.

Grand champion bull: Adameluca Pharoah P3, Adameluca Angus, Kyneton, Vic.

Senior champion bull: Hollywood Longmire N12, Hollywood Angus, Peak Hill.

Reserve senior bull: PC Not Negotiable N142, Pine Creek Angus, Cowra.

Intermediate champion bull: Adameluca Pharoah P3, Adameluca Angus, Kyneton, Vic.

Reserve intermediate champion bull: Merridale Palomo P21, Merridale Angus, Vic.

Calf champion bull: J&C Party Boy P71, J&C Angus, Wildes Meadow

Reserve calf champion bull: Spring Hill Perfect Equator P125, Spring Hill Angus.

Grand champion female: KO Dream N43, KO Angus, Kangaloon.

Senior champion female: KO Dream N43, KO Angus, Kangaloon.

Reserve senior female: Hillview Lolly L11, Hillview Angus, Bungendore.

Intermediate champion female: KO Vicky P66, KO Angus, Kangaloon.

Reserve intermediate champion female: Cottage Creek Miss Essence P2, Cottage Creek Angus.

Calf champion female: Yamba Lawsonia, P140, Hobbs Livestock, Molong.

Reserve calf champion female: Kaytee Posh Lady in Waiting P3, Kaytee Angus.

Winning genetics have shone through for the supreme Angus exhibit, at this year's Royal Melbourne Show.

KO Angus, Kangaloon, NSW took out the supreme exhibit rosette with KO Dream N43, a March-2017 drop cow.

KO's Tim Lord said the stud thought a lot of the cow, after meeting with success with the female last year.

"She was interbreed champion heifer of the show," Mr Lord said.

"Her mother won the Supreme Angus exhibit in 2016, so it's good the daughter of that year's winner has come through and done the same.

"And in a feature year, it's just amazing."

Dream was by Pathfinder Genesis, G357 (AI) out of KO Dream G68 (ET)

Mr Lord said KO Dream calved at 22 months of age and had been flushed, with progeny expected next autumn.

"The judge loved the refinement through the front end of this cow, her angularity, beautiful udder, wedge shape and the fact she is doing a great job on a heifer calf."

Mr Lord praised Dream's female line, saying the competition was very strong.

"Her mother is a donor cow, and she has joined her.

"Her grandmother bred Australian record priced females, so she is from a really good female line."

The cow that was placed second in KO Dream's 30 to 36-month class enjoyed significant success at this year's Royal Adelaide Show.

Mr Lord said Black Diamond MS Shiraz N407, from Pine Creek Angus, Cowra, NSW, took out the supreme exhibit, in Adelaide.

KO was running about 450 breeding females and was currently spring calving.

Judge, Donna Robson, Adelong, NSW, said the champion bull and female both demonstrated structural integrity.

"In my mind, structural integrity means longevity," Ms Robson said.

'It means your cows last a long time in your herd, it means your bulls can work, and you get a few years out of them.

"Longevity is what makes any beef herd productive, and its a really important trait.

"I just don't think there is any compromise, on structural soundness."

She said a lot of cattle she judged on the day looked good when they were standing, but let themselves down when on the move.

"We really need to get back to basics, at times, and not rely so heavily on genomics, and EBV's.

"We have to try not to compromise, too much, on the fundamentals of beef production."

KO Dream was a first calver, and was doing an exceptional job on her heifer.

"She is really well made; she is smooth through that front end, she is super feminine, she has a great head on her, great length and plenty of milk, underneath her,"

"She has got that width and dimension, from behind, I like to see in a female - that length from hip to pin, she is a really outstanding female, doing an excellent job on her first calf."

Kyneton South stud, Adameluca exhibited the grand champion bull.

Adameluca Pharoah won his 16 to 18-month class.

Pharoah, an April 2018 drop bull, was sired by Milwillah Elsom H283, out of Adameluca Arabella K58.

Pharoah weighed 776 kilograms, had a rump measurement of 13 millimetres, rib of 9mm and an eye muscle area of 105 square centimetres.

Ms Robson praised the bull "as really well made.

"He has got a lot of sire appeal; he has got that scope for growth, he has that length, I like to see, he has got a well-rounded shoulder, he gets that head up, above his spine.

"He moves around the ring, like a cat, he's very structurally sound.

"I think he is a purpose bull; he is going to go out and produce your females, every day of the week, and produce bulls that have that calving ease, that you require."

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